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4.4 6
Young Adult Fiction 2315
A fun historical fantasy
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Setting: A country called Hytanica

A Few of the Characters:
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Alera –The princess of Hytanica who has a big decision to make because the man she chooses to marry will rule Hytanica as King
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London – Loyal bodyguard to Alera
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Steldor - The king's preferred choice of a husband for Alera (and successor to the king), unfortunately, Alera cannot stand him
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Narian - As an infant he was kidnapped by Hytanica's mortal enemies the Cokyrian. However, 16 years later he turns up in Hytanica and Alera is drawn to his mysterious nature
What made me keep turning the page?

Reading about the life of a princess
Alera's sense of humor
Trying to figure out if Narian was a "good guy" or a "bad guy"
Wanting to see if politics or love won out in the end
Just the right amount of romance


Any complaints?

I didn't really start enjoying the book until about half way through, it was just a bit slow to start.

Recommendation:

YA Historical Fiction Fans

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Final Thoughts…
Like I said, it took me a while to get into this book, but once I did I couldn't put it down. There was a bit of action, romance, and mystery all rolled nicely together in this story. I am anxious to see how Alera matures into a woman in the next book. I will definitely be reading the rest of this trilogy.
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